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Borates for Metal Recovery and Recycling: Adding Sustainability to the Metals Mix

:: Thursday, August 13, 2020 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates for Metal Recovery and Recycling: Adding Sustainability to the Metals Mix
One of the most wonderful things about metals is that once they have served a lifetime of use in one form, they can be transformed again, making them a practical go-to material for everything from heavy industry and construction to electronics, batteries, household products, and even art.

Ignition Automation Project Wins Safety Award

:: Monday, December 16, 2019 :: Posted By Mary Beth Garrison
Ignition Automation Project Wins Safety Award
Our team began a project to upgrade the ignition system of our furnace’s forehearth burners. The project was such a first-class example of teamwork that it won Rio Tinto’s 2019 Chief Executive Pioneering Excellence Award for Safety.

Borates in Glass Manufacturing: Unbreakable Benefits, Unbeatable Versatility

:: Wednesday, October 23, 2019 :: Posted By Maryam Moravej
Borates in Glass Manufacturing: Unbreakable Benefits, Unbeatable Versatility
Glass is an essential product for modern living, and glass manufacturers are working to build a sustainable path for the industry’s future.

Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts

:: Monday, April 22, 2019 :: Posted By Frank Wawrzos
Borates Power Up Energy Efficiency Efforts
From increasing home efficiency to maintaining sustainable policies at our own facilities, U.S. Borax and the borates we produce help reduce energy use and costs.

Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass

:: Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Boric Oxide for Insulation Fiberglass
Boric oxide is widely used in fiberglass formulations because it has remarkable and relevant glass-forming, fluxing, and viscosity-lowering properties. Learn why manufacturers use boric oxide in insulation fiberglass. 

Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics

:: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Faster Firing Glazes: Borates in Ceramics
Ceramics are one of the oldest human technologies—and one that has seen ongoing innovation over the centuries. We work with the global ceramics industry to maximize the benefits imparted by borates. 

Vitreous Virtues

:: Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Vitreous Virtues
Vitreous enameling—the fusing of a thin layer of glass to a metal base—is virtually impossible to achieve on large areas unless the glass has a high (up to 25%) boric oxide content. Learn how manufacturers are rediscovering the versatility of this virtuous process. 

U.S. Borax, part of Rio Tinto, is a global leader in the supply and science of borates—naturally-occurring minerals containing boron and other elements. We are 1,000 people serving 500 customers with more than 1,700 delivery locations globally. We supply 30% of the world’s need for refined borates from our world-class mine in Boron, California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.  Learn more about Rio Tinto.

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